Women’s Involvement in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) program
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In News: A first-of-its-kind programme to promote women in the field of research and development through lateral entry has been launched yesterday – Women’s Involvement in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) program by Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) for encouraging women researchers in joint R&D projects.
- Will support women scientists holding regular/long term research positions in academia or research institutes/industry.
- The involvement in the program will be possible through lateral entry.
- There is neither requirement of break-in-career nor any age limit, and it will enable easy participation.
- IGSTC is going to support the awardees with a maximum amounting to Rs. 39 L from the Indian side & € 48000 from the German side. WISER program offers 20 awards per year.
News Source: PIB